We are proud of our experience and professionalism, and believe that this forms a key part of the practice's established and continued success.
Mike Barrott BVSc Cert EP Cert AVP(ES-O) MRCVS (Director)
Daniel Carroll MA VetMB MRCVS (Director)
Deborah Pett BSc(Hons) MA VetMB MRCVS
Alison Weston MA VetMB MRCVS
Rosemarie Abbott MA Vet MB MRCVS
Lydia Levy BA VetMB MRCVS
Katie Preston BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Director
BVSc Cert EP Cert AVP (ES-O) MRCVS
Mike grew up in West Sussex in an equestrian family and qualified in 1994 from Bristol University. He rode as a youngster and took great pleasure driving his daughter to various pony club events until her final years of school. He has worked solely with horses in Sussex since 1998 and has gained additional qualifications, holding both the Certificate of Equine Practice and the certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in equine surgery and orthopaedics. Mike has a special interest in lameness, poor performance, pre-purchase examinations and dental work. He also leads the surgical team, continuing to develop the in-patient and surgical facilities at the practice.
Dan was brought up in Old Surrey country and was a regular, both eventing and on the hunting field. Dan qualified at Cambridge in 1999 and worked in both mixed, racing and referral practice before moving to Cinder Hill. He became a director in 2012. Dan leads our stud service and has particular interests in AI, embryo transfer and foal medicine. He lives in Hartfield with his wife and two boys who are active in Eridge pony club.
Debs qualified in 2000 at Cambridge and joined Cinder Hill in 2002 after working on the Isle of Wight for 2 years. Debs has since taken a sabbatical in Sydney, Australia for 18 months in a 'racetrack' practice. Here she gained valuable experience in anaesthesia and poor performance cases. Debs returned to Cinder Hill in 2007 and her special interests include wound management, anaesthesia and ophthalmology. Debs lives locally with her husband Adam and son Sebastian.
Alison qualified in 1999 and has spent most of her career in specialist equine practice in Sussex. She has managed to continue eventing competitively during this time and still hopes to carry on despite working and having a young family. Alison will be 3 days a week for Cinder Hill and will concentrate on her interests in lameness and poor performance.
>Rosemarie grew up in East Sussex and after graduating from Cambridge in 2011, moved to the North East for her first specialist equine role. After two years of enjoying a varied caseload she returned to Sussex where she has worked in another specialist equine practice for the past 4 years, working with a combination of competition and pleasure horses. This experience has given her a love and keen interest in all areas of orthopaedic and medical equine work. She particularly enjoys dealing with traumatic injuries, laminitis and poor performance. Having bought a house last year, Rosemarie spends the majority of her spare time doing DIY or can be found on the forest with her spaniel Quentin.
Lydia grew up in Central London but still managed to catch the equine bug, riding with the pony club in Hyde Park. Lydia graduated from Cambridge University in 2014. During her degree, Lydia combined a love of travel and equine medicine to visit referral centers in New Zealand, Canada and Australia. After graduation, Lydia undertook a 1 year internship at Troytown Grey Abbey Equine hospital, Ireland. This was followed by a breeding season in the Hunter valley. Since then she has worked as a locum position on The Sunshine Coast in a racing practice. Lydia's primary interests are lameness and stud work. She hopes to be able to join a hockey or cycling club and ride in her spare time!
Katie grew up in Kent and was a keen member of the local pony club, she qualified in 2011 from Liverpool University. After some charity work abroad and a year in mixed practice she moved home and has spent the past 8 years in specialist Equine practice in Kent/Sussex, continuing to enjoy a varied caseload. Katie has a particular interest in stud work and lameness/poor performance investigations, fuelled by her own riding and horse owning experiences. She has evented internationally at 5* level and hopes to continue to do so, alongside breeding embryo transfer foals from her own eventing mare.